J Steele

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 01: Flo the skunk arrives at Edinburgh Zoo from Amneville Zoo in France on June 1, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flo has joined a six year old male skunk Fergus, both are striped skunks which are native to North America. These black and white creatures are most iconic for their unique, defensive odour. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

So I am paying the price for letting my dogs have free roam to use the bathroom at 1 in the morning. No lease, no fence, just running wild and my dogs had the bright idea of deciding to pick a fight with a skunk. The skunk won.

The dogs took off and came running towards the door bringing the smell of the skunk into the apartment immediately hurting my nose and leaving me unsure of how to handle. I decided to Google.

The most popular answer to my problem was to get peroxide, baking soda and dish soap and create a solution to wash the dogs with. Okay cool, no problem right? PROBLEM. We don’t have peroxide and everything is closed due to COVID putting a half on 24-hour stores. Thankfully after checking a couple of gas stations, I was able to find peroxide at a 7-Eleven. Shoutout to y’all!

The dogs were bathed, we opened all windows and turned the fans on in the apartment as the smell continued to linger in the air, even the next morning!

After cleaning the carpets and spraying air freshener, it was better but still not completely gone and now I’m randomly smelling it on different objects in my apartment!!! AHH, HELP!!!!

Besides the solution bath, cleaning the carpets and sheets and opening up the windows, is there anything else I can try or do I just have to wait it out?

Let me know, @JSteele1051 on Instagram!

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